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Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

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Bob Cratchit - Mickey Mouse / Weasel Gravedigger / Begger Dog (voice)
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Collector for the Poor #2 / Ghost of Christmas Present (Willie the Giant) / Ghost of Christmas Future (Pete) / Santa Claus (Big Bad Wolf) / Weasel #2 (voice)
Eddie Carroll ...
Ghost of Christmas Past - Jiminy Cricket (voice) (as Eddy Carroll)
Patricia Parris ...
Dick Billingsley ...
Tiny Tim (voice)
Clarence Nash ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tasos Kostis ...
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Storyline

It's the same old classic Charles Dickens story with an all star Disney cast. Uncle Scrooge McDuck is appropriately enough Scrooge and is visited by his dead partner and 3 spirits one night to remember the joys of Christmas. Written by Kevin Gillease <gillease@scf-fs.usc.edu>

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He's back! Mickey Mouse - in his first new motion picture in 30 years...


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16 December 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuento de Navidad de Mickey  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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(5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Of all the songs on the original album, only "Oh What A Merry Christmas Day" made it to the animated cartoon. The rest of them - including one sung by Ebenezer Scrooge that was called "How Christmas Ought To Be" - were all dropped, and the lyrics were rendered into normal dialog. See more »

Goofs

The front door to Bob Cratchit's house has an X on the bottom half. In the long overhead shots such as Scrooge discovering the Ghost of Christmas Present is gone and his arrival to Cratchit's house at the end, the X is not shown. Then it's back in the closer shots. See more »

Quotes

Scrooge: Ah, I remember how much I was in love with her.
[a wind blows and the lights inside go out]
Ghost of Christmas Past: In ten years time, you learned to love something else.
Scrooge: Why, it's my counting house.
[Scrooge sees himself sitting in his chair counting money]
Scrooge: 9,671, 9,672...
Belle: Ebenezer?
Scrooge: Yes, what is it?
Belle: For years, I've had this honeymoon cottage, Ebenezer. I've been waiting for you to keep your promise to marry me. Now I must know, have you made your decision?
Scrooge: I have! Your last payment on the cottage was an hour late! I'm ...
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with a shot of Mickey Mouse's head, the way most of the Mickey Mouse Disney cartoons start out. Mickey is wearing a hat and scarf, in keeping with the Christmas theme. See more »

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Spoofed in Goof Troop: Wrecks, Lies & Videotape (1992) See more »

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Jingle Bells
(uncredited)
Written by James Pierpont
[Part of the DVD release in the Pluto's Christmas Tree short]
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17 December 2004 | by (earth) – See all my reviews

Mickey's Christmas Carol is not a full-length movie, which is to it's merit.

As with any adaption of a Christmas Carol, the less seen of annoying Tiny Tim, the better.

Carl Barks' Scrooge McDuck plays Ebenezer Scrooge as various other Disney Characters teach him to be kind and not miserly with the tried and true 3-celebrity ghosts formula.

The true entertainment isn't in the plot but in the nuances of the character behavior, for example, Scrooge's first encounter with the ghost of Jacob Marley.

Since it's a half-hour Christmas special, Mickey's Christmas Carol moves at a rather fast pace, free of songs or other distractions that may bore those with short attention spans.

All in all, I highly recommend this piece of work.


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